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How many giraffes are left in the world? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How much money’s worth of goods were stolen from shoppers’ cars in Ireland last year.

EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

7lb 5oz: The weight of baby Emily when she was born last Saturday. Emily is the first person to have their own electronic health record from birth.

100: The number of new jobs announced in Limerick, with medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company).

30: The number of minutes two swans delayed a train for during rush hour on Thursday evening.

97,000: The number of giraffes left in the world, prompting scientists to warn that the animal is threatened with extinction.

100: The ages of both influential Irish civil servant TK Whitaker and Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas after their birthdays this week.

75%: The percentage of people that do not think Fianna Fáil should allow Bertie Ahern back into the party.

95: The age of John Glenn – the first US astronaut to orbit the earth – before he died this week.

1,200: The number of dead fish that were found on a spawning tributary to one of our main salmon fishing rivers in Cork.

€400,000: The amount worth of goods stolen from shoppers’ cars in Ireland last year, according to new figures.

500: The number of people that die of alcohol-related cancers in Ireland every year, according to new research.

€15 million: The amount of money An Post said it will lose this year, prompting the Government to put forward proposed new laws to lift the cap off the price of stamps.

1: There’s only one Donald Trump. And he was named this year’s TIME Person of the Year.

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